Tensions have escalated to critical highs between the United States and Iran, so why was a top Democrat meeting with an Iranian Foreign Minister unannounced?
There has been no talk in Washington of that a new diplomatic effort is underway, which made it quite suspicious when Politico discovered that Sen. Diane Feinstein had met with who many believe is Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
It took some true investigative skill to expose the truth. One reporter noticed as Feinstein walked with her phone screen exposed that Zarif’s contact information was open on her phone.
That prompted them to ask Feinstein’s communications director Tom Mentzer about the matter which he curiously replied that he “can’t comment on who the senator does or doesn’t speak with.”
Things only got more interesting when the reporters received a message from Feinstein’s office explaining, “War isn’t necessary to solve a problem when both sides want a solution. I urge Secretary Pompeo to reach out to Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who I know doesn’t want to see a conflict with the United States.”
The office then admitted that Feinstein had dined with Zarif but the move was coordinated “in consultation with the State Department.”
Which the State Department immediately denied.
Could it be that since Feinstein works on the previous Iran deal has prompted her to act out behind the president’s back in order to work a new deal?
The plot thickens.